Seminar Nine


RSE Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass nine
6 March 2014, Edinburgh University


“Arts and design based methodologies to address healthcare associated infections: people, places and pathogens”
Dr.Colin Macduff, Robert Gordon University

For students and early career researchers (registration required,

2:00-4:00pm (Room 4.1 Doorway 6, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place)

The afternoon masterclass will give insights into the challenges and rewards of working with different disciplines to address an important healthcare issue.  After outlining the AHRC/SFC funded “Visualising the Invisible” project, Colin Macduff will invite participants to engage in a hands-on way with some of the research methods devised. The “Visinvis” team brought together art, design, nursing and microbiology, making this session suitable for students and early career researchers from a range of disciplines.


Public seminar

“Evidence of things not seen? Envisaging and visualisation in healthcare research”
Dr. Colin Macduff, Robert Gordon University

Doors open 5:30 for 6:00pm start (McEwan Hall Reception Room, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place). Everyone welcome.

The increasing resistance of pathogens to a range of antibiotics, requires thinking and action well beyond the realm of pharmacology. The recent AHRC/SFC funded “Visualising the Invisible” project addressed this challenge using arts and design based methods to explore how we envisage the invisible pathogens that cause healthcare associated infections.  This seminar will share key processes and findings as a basis for wider discussion of methods and models for use of visualisation in healthcare research and health service improvement.